The mouse neurophysiological laboratories are run by Dr Louise Upton.
They provide facilities and/or training for members of the consortium in several techniques.
- neuronal tracing (retrograde and anterograde tracing of neuronal connections);
- immunocytochemistry (using fluorescent and histochemical markers);
- whole-cell in vivo patch-clamp recording (blind and targeted to fluorescently-labelled neurons);
- two-photon microscopy and calcium-imaging in vivo (using bulk-loaded calcium dyes such as Oregon Green and Fura-2 to examine neuronal activity);
- and in vivo extracellular recording (using 16-channel Michigan electrodes with spike-sorting software to simultaneously record spiking activity as well as local field potentials through the entire depth of mouse cerebral cortex).
To access the mouse physiology laboratories, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org